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Human Rights Organizations Condemn This Weekend’s Sheldon Adelson-Organized Anti-BDS Meeting

June 5, 2015 – As organizations committed to freedom, justice, and equality for all peoples in Palestine, Israel, and beyond, we believe the meeting that right-wing billionaire Sheldon Adelson is reportedly holding this weekend in Las Vegas to counter the grassroots boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement is the latest evidence of BDS’ success, and of the moral bankruptcy of its opponents. The meeting is expected to raise millions to counter the growing movement to boycott, divest, and sanction (BDS) Israel’s unequal treatment of the six million Palestinians under its rule. This is the moral equivalent of fundraising to preserve apartheid in South Africa, or Jim Crow in the United States.

For nearly half a century, Palestinians have lived under a form of apartheid in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, denied the most basic of freedoms and rights. They have been ethnically cleansed, imprisoned en masse, walled up in ghettoes, and had their lands stolen and their homes and agricultural crops destroyed. And for nearly 70 years, Palestinian citizens of Israel, who comprise approximately 20% of Israel’s population, have endured systematic discrimination in a state that explicitly privileges Jewish citizens over all others.

In 2005, more than 170 Palestinian civil society organizations issued a historic call to the international community for BDS campaigns aimed at protecting Palestinian rights. The BDS movement calls for an end to Israel’s military occupation of Arab lands that began in 1967, including the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, and the dismantling of Israel’s Apartheid wall, built mostly on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank. It also calls for Palestinian citizens of Israel to be granted full and equal rights, and for Palestinian refugees to be allowed to exercise their internationally recognized legal right to return to homes and lands they were expelled from during Israel’s creation and subsequently. The Palestinian BDS movement was inspired by the US Civil Rights and South Africa anti-Apartheid movements, and promotes peaceful, time-honored tactics that have been used by those seeking justice, human rights, and equality throughout history.

Since the call for BDS was issued a decade ago, people of conscience around the world have taken action to support the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice. Due to BDS campaigns, numerous companies have stopped operating in the occupied territories, artists have cancelled performances in Israel, and institutions and church groups have divested from corporations that are complicit in Israel’s war crimes.

Here in the United States, a growing number of Americans, especially young people and people of color, are increasingly critical of Israeli policies and supportive of BDS. This is particularly significant considering the United States is the main backer of Israel, providing an estimated $5 billion in military aid in 2015 alone. At the same time, attacks from BDS opponents have been increasing and becoming more vitriolic, with numerous anti-BDS bills being introduced to Congress and at the state level in places like Illinois, and bullying and McCarthyite tactics being used by often anonymous attackers.

The contrast between those who are for the status quo of occupation and apartheid in Palestine and Israel, and those working for freedom and equality for all peoples of the region could not be more clear. On the one side, there is a diverse group of grassroots human rights activists struggling for freedom, justice, and equality, and on the other, a narrow, top-down, anti-democratic, pro-war and pro-occupation movement aimed at maintaining apartheid and ethnic privilege for one group over all others. The fact that this weekend’s anti-BDS summit is being held in the wake of the latest Israeli election, which witnessed a racist campaign by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and brought to power the most extreme, right-wing government in Israel’s history, makes it even more troubling.

In addition to marking the ten-year anniversary of the BDS call, this July will mark the one-year commemoration of Israel’s most recent war on Gaza, which killed an estimated 2,200 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including 500 children. The continued lack of accountability for any of Israel’s war crimes and the reality of an Israeli government openly committed to denying fundamental Palestinian rights and further entrenching its nearly half century old occupation are clear evidence of the importance and urgency of BDS. Attacks from opponents, like those gathering in Las Vegas this weekend, will not succeed in intimidating BDS advocates, or in denying Palestinians their freedom.

Signatories

Adalah-NY
American Studies Association
CODEPINK
Dream Defenders
Friends of Sabeel – North America
Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Students for Justice in Palestine Ad-Hoc Steering Committee
United Methodist Kairos Response
US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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  1. hophmi
    hophmi on June 6, 2015, 12:12 pm

    “those working for freedom and equality for all peoples of the region”

    Lol. Nothing about the BDS movement supports this claim. You’re working for Palestinian national aspirations. You’ve said less than zero on the freedom of others in the Middle East.

    • annie
      annie on June 6, 2015, 12:22 pm

      You’ve said less than zero on the freedom of others in the Middle East

      that’s categorically not true.

    • talknic
      talknic on June 6, 2015, 4:39 pm

      @ hophmi //“those working for freedom and equality for all peoples of the region”//

      You’ve said less than zero on the freedom of others in the Middle East.

      The others aren’t “in Palestine and Israel”, the region being discussed

      “The contrast between those who are for the status quo of occupation and apartheid in Palestine and Israel, and those working for freedom and equality for all peoples of the region could not be more clear”

      Your dishonesty is impeccable, serving only to display to readers that they cannot trust anything you say

      Keep up the good work

    • a blah chick
      a blah chick on June 6, 2015, 7:05 pm

      Hophmi, is there ANYTHING that Israel does that would meet with your disapproval?

    • SQ Debris
      SQ Debris on June 7, 2015, 2:41 pm

      I’m trying to recall how many times the hopmeister has stated in one way or another that BDS is going nowhere and won’t change a thing. Looks like these billionaires think he’s wrong about that. Their little meeting in Sin City smells of panic. BDS Hell Yes!

      • hophmi
        hophmi on June 8, 2015, 12:47 pm

        Yes, BDS got a reaction out of them. Their reaction (getting reactions out of people like Shmuley Boteach is like shooting fish in a barrel) proves nothing about BDS, which still has not a single meaningful victory in the Unites States, except to make life difficult for Jews on a few college campuses on the left coast.

      • annie
        annie on June 8, 2015, 12:59 pm

        getting reactions out of people like Shmuley Boteach is like shooting fish in a barrel

        yeah, he’s a worthless, bloviating little piece of crap.

        except to make life difficult for Jews on a few college campuses on the left coast

        a few jews, not all of them. and the east coast has not been exempt. nor the south or the midwest.

      • just
        just on June 8, 2015, 12:53 pm

        @ hophmi

        “except to make life difficult for Jews on a few college campuses on the left coast.”

        Care to explain? How about a citation?

  2. just
    just on June 6, 2015, 1:01 pm

    It’s a great message altogether, and an impressive group of people/organizations whose numbers will only swell in the face of the depravity exhibited by the high rollers and Israel- firsters in Las Vegas. How fitting that the King of Schmucks (soon to be indicted) is rallying the rest of them to fight against peace, justice, and dignity for the Palestinians. No way can you buy your way out of this!

    “The continued lack of accountability for any of Israel’s war crimes and the reality of an Israeli government openly committed to denying fundamental Palestinian rights and further entrenching its nearly half century old occupation are clear evidence of the importance and urgency of BDS. Attacks from opponents, like those gathering in Las Vegas this weekend, will not succeed in intimidating BDS advocates, or in denying Palestinians their freedom.”

    Onward, good people everywhere!

  3. just
    just on June 6, 2015, 1:28 pm

    In another effort to throw money at the Israel’s image problem, here’s an item for the vomitorium:

    “Maiden ‘Birthright for honeymooners’ trip brings 40 couples from L.A. and Phoenix to Israel
    For many of the diverse participants this was their first exposure to the Holy Land. More trips are planned.

    CAESAREA – It’s officially billed as a honeymoon trip, but few of the couples on this program are actual newlyweds. Quite a number have already celebrated their anniversaries, and others have yet to wed.

    That’s not the point, though. The real purpose of Honeymoon Israel, as its organizers stress, is to provide participants with their first meaningful Jewish experience as a couple. When exactly that happens, they say, is not super-critical.

    Participating in this inaugural trip are 20 couples from Los Angeles and another 20 from Phoenix. The two groups are traveling separately.

    The couples from Los Angeles are a diverse bunch. They include Jewish women and men married or engaged to non-Jewish men and women, Jewish women and men married or engaged to converts, converts in long-term relationships with non-Jews, a transgender couple, a disabled reality television star and an expectant mom. Only two couples in the group hold the distinction of having both partners born Jewish.

    Inspired by Taglit-Birthright’s free trips to Israel for college students, this brand new program provides heavily discounted 10-day trips to the Holy Land for couples that meet its eligibility requirements. Of the $10,000 cost of the trip, they pay only $1,800.

    The program is a joint initiative of two Americans, both highly experienced in the Jewish organizational world: Mike Wise, who has held various senior positions in Jewish federations, and Avi Rubel, the founding North American director of Masa – an organization that runs dozens of educational, volunteer and internship programs in Israel.”…..

    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-features/.premium-1.659664

    • Mooser
      Mooser on June 7, 2015, 10:57 am

      Gosh, and I can remember when Jewish kids were threatened with being cast out of the will for out-marriage or premarital sex. But now the only real sin is being anti-zionist. Anything else goes.

  4. Bornajoo
    Bornajoo on June 6, 2015, 3:37 pm

    Thank you Mondoweiss editors and thanks for your comments Just

    I wanted to say something meaningful and intelligent but I keep looking at that picture of Sheldon Adelson and he literally looks like…… a monster. Sorry about that!

    I hope he does get indicted!

    • just
      just on June 6, 2015, 6:39 pm

      Better not look at the photo that accompanies this, then!

      “Adelson, Saban: ‘Anti-Semitic tsunami’ on the way

      Businessmen Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban warned Saturday night of an “anti-Israeli tsunami” and the growing strength of the BDS movement.

      Saban, the controlling shareholder of Partner Communications, said he would evaluate responses to Orange SA CEO Stephane Richard’s remarks last week about wanting to end the French company’s brand licensing deal with the Israeli carrier. …

      …“BDS and … all the other anti-Israel and anti-Semitic organizations are making a lot of headway on the campuses in the United States” and in industry, Adelson said.

      He said that Jewish organizations must cooperate to fight BDS, while admitting that “it’s a challenge to get Jewish groups to work together … it was the arguments between Jews that brought down the Temple.”

      Adelson and Saban were asked about Richard’s statement to the effect that he acted on business rather than political considerations.

      “It’s blatant lie,” Saban said. “Therefore, we’re gonna weigh all of our options, and one thing is for sure, this isn’t over. It’s the beginning, and for one thing, any company that chooses to boycott business in Israel, is gonna look at this case, and once we’re done, they’re gonna think twice whether they wanna take on Israel or not.”

      Asked if the protest in U.S. campuses is associated with the Israeli government’s policy, Saban said: I don’t want to get into what Israel’s policy is or is not. One thing is for sure: We do have an anti-Semitic tsunami that’s coming at us.

      “Maybe the Israeli audience is not aware of, that based on pure research, only 10 percent of Americans are anti-Semites. Just to be mathematically accurate, that’s 33 million people. So, we have to be aware of the fact that it our duty to put Israel’s right image forth to the people, so they see what the real Israel is.”

      Adelson added: “Today, there’s little or no sign that in … American society that anti-Semitism is even 10 percent, but I’m absolutely positive that there’s a lot of anti-Semitism on campus. Now, the people that are buying it, I don’t believe are intentionally bigots, but they’re buying the arguments that are only reacted to by the various groups that are here [at the summit] today.”

      Saban is one of the Democratic Party’s largest donors and fundraisers and is close to the Clintons. Asked about his own political differences with Adelson, Saban said, “When it comes to Israel, we are absolutely on the same page. Our interest is to take care of Israel’s interests in the U.S. … when it comes to [BDS] there is no light between us at all.”

      Adelson: “We can use our influence … with anybody we know in the administration and in Congress for the betterment of the relations between the U.S. and Israel.””

      http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.659939

      Power Ranger Haim “gonna” git you! Look, if that’s the way he threatens folks, Hillary needs to get the heck away from him~ NOW! These guys are poison to democracy. Organized crime bosses.

      • JWalters
        JWalters on June 6, 2015, 7:02 pm

        Looking forward to the Scorsese movie.

      • Bornajoo
        Bornajoo on June 7, 2015, 3:53 am

        Thanks again Just

        They look like 2 different versions of the monster in “Young Frankenstein” (one of my favourite films)

        The fact that Saban is Clinton’s primary benefactor tells us all we need to know about her. Yuck!! To all of them

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on June 7, 2015, 7:12 am

        Bibi “Chickenshit” Netanyahu, in action again. It seems the drama queen loves to whip up fear and keep his people on their toes:

        “Netanyahu: Israel preparing ‘offensive’ to combat boycott calls
        Prime minister tells cabinet that right and left must stand together to ‘fend off the attackers’ pushing for the boycott; also says he hasn’t heard any international condemnation of recent rocket fire.” Haaretz

        Notice he whines that no one paid attention to this alleged rocket firing? Aw this man loves drama, and wants all the attention he can muster from around the world….the poor Palestinians who still live in the rubble after Bibi send bombs into their homes continue to suffer and are ignored. How much more condemnation do they deserve to hear from around the world?
        They lost over 2000 of their people, and how many did that lame rocket kill? Zero.

      • Bornajoo
        Bornajoo on June 7, 2015, 7:17 am

        Exactly Kay

        A great article by Robert Fantina deconstructing the lunatic whining of Nuttyahoo:

        “This writer has commented before on the increasing desperation of Israel to cling to some sense of legitimacy, as it continues policies of racism, oppression and genocide. Any nation indulging in such horrific practices, as Israel does against any and all minorities within its internationally-questioned borders, and of Palestinians outside those borders, cannot expect to be a respected member of the global community.
        This desperation was in full evidence on May 30, when Israeli Prime Murderer Benjamin Netanyahu spoke against those that he said were attempting to sully the good name of Israel, for nefarious purposes of their own. The Prime Murderer made some amazing statements in his speech. Just a few lines will show the Israeli departure from reality that began in 1947, but has reached astronomical levels today. Said Mr. Netanyahu:
        “We are in the midst of a great struggle being waged against the state of Israel, an international campaign to blacken its name.
        “It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence. It does not matter what we do; it matters what we symbolize and what we are.
        “I think that it is important to understand that these things do not stem from the fact that if only we were nicer or a little more generous — we are very generous, we have made many offers, we have made many concessions — that anything would change because this campaign to delegitimize Israel entails something much deeper that is being directed at us and seeks to deny our very right to live here”.
        Can we put on our thinking caps and dissect these few sentences?
        “We are in the midst of a great struggle being waged against the state of Israel, an international campaign to blacken its name.”

        No, Mr. Netanyahu, the campaign isn’t to blacken the name of Israel, it is merely to expose the blackness of that name. Publicizing crimes against humanity helps to do so; by committing those crimes for 60 years, Israel’s name is already ‘blackened’.
        “It is not connected to our actions; it is connected to our very existence. It does not matter what we do; it matters what we symbolize and what we are.”

        fantinaOne has to take a moment to wonder about the color of the sky on the planet on which Mr. Netanyahu apparently lives. Do Israelis really buy this? Is there anyone on planet Earth who does not know that the increasing ostracism of Israel is based entirely on its actions? We will counsel the Prime Murder yet again: it does indeed matter what you do. Bulldozing homes, killing innocent people, calling them less than human, saying they should all be killed – these are objectionable to the vast number of global citizens who are now taking notice.
        In a sense, Mr. Netanyahu does make a point: Israel today symbolizes injustice, genocide, cruelty and barbarism, and is the face of apartheid. So, in part, it is what Israel has come to symbolize that motivates people to boycott it.
        “I think that it is important to understand that these things do not stem from the fact that if only we were nicer or a little more generous — we are very generous, we have made many offers, we have made many concessions — that anything would change because this campaign to delegitimize Israel entails something much deeper that is being directed at us and seeks to deny our very right to live here”.
        It is this final statement that leads this writer to conclude that Mr. Netanyahu and his minions in Israel and the United States Congress are in need of significant psychological assistance. Let’s look at the ‘niceness’ and ‘generosity’ of Israel:
        * Bulldozing the homes of Palestinians, to make room for illegal settlements;
        * Displacing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in order to make room for illegal Israeli settlers;
        * Shooting Palestinian teenagers in the back, crimes captured on video camera and shown around the world;
        * Establishing checkpoints, at which Israeli soldiers even prevent women in labor from passing, as they are attempting to rush to the hospital, not to mention preventing tens of thousands of people from getting to work, school, stores, or simply visiting friends or family;
        * Carpet-bombing the Gaza Strip;
        * Blockading the Gaza Strip, preventing building materials and other basic supplies from entering;
        * Shooting fishermen off Gaza’s coast;
        * Discriminating against Africans and Arabs who live within Israel’s dubious borders;
        * Building roads that only Israelis can use; if such a road crosses a Palestinian road, Palestinians are not able to drive across it.
        The list goes on, but in the interest of time and space, we will allow this to suffice.
        And now let us take a peek at the ‘many concessions’ Israel has made:
        Will negotiate with Palestine, while continuing land theft and settlement construction.

        Regarding the statement that the ever-growing boycott of Israel is to ‘deny our very right to live here,’ is it not true that Israel denies Palestinians their very right to live on their ancestral lands? Oh, but we must remember that members of Mr. Netanyahu’s new cabinet have said that Palestinians are less than human, so in the context of Israeli thought, they can be discounted.
        The U.S. government is poised to greatly increase its foreign aid to Israel, apparently to soothe the fractured Israeli ego, an injury caused by the U.S. and other countries participating in peaceful negotiations with Iran. This will provide Israel with more weaponry to kill Palestinians, which will only serve to increase the boycott. This effort has not slowed down. On June 2, the seventh annual, so-called Israel Defense Expo, carried on without the usual participation of some European countries, most notably the United Kingdom and France. Israeli Foreign Ministry officials have been quoted as saying that there is a ‘diplomatic tsunami’ hitting that apartheid nation, and fending it off will be a very difficult task.
        In reality, the task is not difficult. If Israel were to adhere to international law, the boycott would end, and Israel could take its place alongside Palestine in the world community. But that is not the plan: Israel’s goal is the complete annihilation of Palestine, and although it is increasingly clear to the world that that will not be accomplished, Israel will not easily accept that fact. So boycotts by individuals, universities, performers and nations will have to clarify it for Israel, as they did for South Africa a generation ago. The U.S. may be left behind, but Palestine will be free. And if it takes the delegitimization of Israel to do it, so be it. The decision is Israel’s, and it appears from its behaviors that that is its choice ”

        http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/05/netanyahu-and-reality/

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on June 7, 2015, 9:55 am

        Bornajoo, good comment. I agree that it seems surreal that what Bibi says is acceptable by his people. From the many comments I see in Haaretz I realize just how delusional and in denial Israelis are. Either they are unable to see through the BS or prefer to ignore the truth.
        Either way, it is detrimental to any peace process, and shows that Israel obviously prefers the status quo. The longer this cursed occupation goes on, the more lands to steal, water that can be controlled, and civilians available to use as lab rats for their new weapons.
        Bibi ALWAYS finds ways to wage wars on neighbors, activists, and must keep his people whipped up in some frenzy seeing enemies everywhere. Without that Bibi is nothing.
        Sara and Bibi can continue their lavish lifestyles while Israelis fight his imaginary enemies.
        He is some drama queen.

      • just
        just on June 7, 2015, 10:17 am

        You’re welcome, Bornajoo. (Young Frankenstein is a favorite of mine, too!)

        Richard Silverstein’s take:

        …”Here in America, Bibi’s fat-cat pro-Israel elite gathered in Las Vegas at the behest of Sheldon Adelson, Clinton funder and Israeli intelligence asset, Haim Saban, and ex-felon Adam Milstein. There they announced that Adelson’s capo di tutti, Shmuley Boteach, was to command a new anti-BDS initiative. Miriam Adelson gave it the bizarre title, Campus Maccabees Summit. As if fighting BDS was akin to a great Biblical battle against Hellenists and God knows what other enemies threatening the Jewish people.

        The idea that the guy who invented Kosher Lust was going to lead a campus crusade against BDS has veteran Jewish leaders aghast. You can tell by the anonymous comments they made about the event that they think the idea is whacked out:

        “Shmuley should stay out of our bedrooms, out of our foreign policy and away from our campuses. He misunderstands and disrupts all three.”

        But no one can say this about Shmuley to someone worth $30-billion who can buy and sell your organization in half-a-millisecond.

        Those of us who support some or all of the tenets of BDS realize that Adelson and his cronies are taking Israel and the Jewish people down a dangerous road. One that will likely lead to a car crash. There’s little we can do to avoid it except warn them as they come careening past. It doesn’t give me any pleasure to know that Jewish leaders are off the rails. But in the struggle for Israel, when your opponent persists in making a fool of himself, far be it from you to stop him from going down in flames.”…

        http://www.richardsilverstein.com/

        (capo de tutti~ lol!)

      • JWalters
        JWalters on June 7, 2015, 5:43 pm

        Adelson: “We can use our influence … “

        Translation: “We can use our money …”

        If Adelson and Saban had no money they would have no influence. Their moral authority is that of Murder Incorporated.

    • Mooser
      Mooser on June 7, 2015, 11:01 am

      “I wanted to say something meaningful and intelligent but I keep looking at that picture of Sheldon Adelson….”

      Well, if ol’ Sheldon doesn’t inspire you, there’s always Jenner to look at.

    • italian ex-pat
      italian ex-pat on June 9, 2015, 9:33 pm

      Bornajoo:

      I’m with you, this is definitely the most hideous photo of Adelson – and that’s saying a lot. You’d think with all his money he could buy himself a new face. Or at least a better hair coloring job.

      Just when Netanyahu’s revolting mug was finally taken off the lead article, we are treated to this! MW editors, have a heart.

  5. Pixel
    Pixel on June 7, 2015, 4:27 am

    The old guard and the old ways are always become “dead men walking”. It’s nearly impossible to admit, let alone accept, when we’ve become irrelevant. We cling onto time, and power, and the illusion of control, as if we can only hang onto it we can keep death at bay. It can’t. These attempts are pathetic, the final outcomes inevitable and universal.

    But, MAN, these guys live a long time. The first thing I do every day is check the obituaries for some good news. Not much action, yet, but it will come.

    • bintbiba
      bintbiba on June 7, 2015, 7:36 am

      Bornajoo at 7:17

      Thank you for posting this article by Robert Fantina.
      Mr Fantina never fails to speak Truth.

  6. RoHa
    RoHa on June 7, 2015, 5:29 am

    Like A. E. Matthews, I check the obituaries to make sure my name isn’t there.

  7. just
    just on June 7, 2015, 10:04 am
  8. a blah chick
    a blah chick on June 7, 2015, 10:28 am

    There was an interview with Saban and Adelson in Haaretz yesterday and it was a fascinating read.

    “Asked if the protest in U.S. campuses is associated with the Israeli government’s policy, Saban said: I don’t want to get into what Israel’s policy is or is not. One thing is for sure: We do have an anti-Semitic tsunami that’s coming at us.”

    Right, Haim, avoid talking about the wretched policies because your arguments would fall flat. But wait, there’s more!

    “Maybe the Israeli audience is not aware of, that based on pure research, only 10 percent of Americans are anti-Semites. Just to be mathematically accurate, that’s 33 million people. So, we have to be aware of the fact that it our duty to put Israel’s right image forth to the people, so they see what the real Israel is.”

    Adelson comment was slightly more “nuanced.”

    “Today, there’s little or no sign that in … American society that anti-Semitism is even 10 percent, but I’m absolutely positive that there’s a lot of anti-Semitism on campus. Now, the people that are buying it, I don’t believe are intentionally bigots, but they’re buying the arguments that are only reacted to by the various groups that are here [at the summit] today.”

    I’ve been trying to figure out how men this delusional can control billion dollar corporations.

    • Mooser
      Mooser on June 8, 2015, 7:45 pm

      “Maybe the Israeli audience is not aware of, that based on pure research, only 10 percent of Americans are anti-Semites. “

      “Pure research” which yields, undoubtedly, Hophmi’s “easily accessible sociological data” concerning Jewish self-hatred.

  9. ivri
    ivri on June 7, 2015, 1:27 pm

    This is pretty strange. You run a BDS campaign, which clearly wants to hurt Israel and object that people try to counter nit. So even opposing the move is a legitimate cause of criticism? To me that`s contrary to everything democracy is about
    Simply put, today`s anti-Israel campaign has moved from the Mid-East physical arena into the global economic one. You can bet that just as in the former, with its many violent clashes, the same will happen here except that it in the warring here violence will be replaced by other means. But you can also bet since this involves a threat to Israel, a wish to have it strangulated economically, it is not going to be less nasty and this Las-Vegas meeting is the opening salvo here.
    If history is a guide then like in all previous rounds the hitherto one-way nature of this one will soon be replaced by an all-out warfare on the US turf with Israel`s many strong supporters in the US hitting back heavy-handedly. They have the political and economic means to do that.

    • Mooser
      Mooser on June 8, 2015, 7:54 pm

      “If history is a guide then like in all previous rounds the hitherto one-way nature of this one will soon be replaced by an all-out warfare on the US turf with Israel`s many strong supporters in the US hitting back heavy-handedly. They have the political and economic means to do that.”

      ROTLMSJAO!! Yeah, okay “ivri” you big macher, up til now Zionism has been pulling its punches, being to kind to deliver the devastating blow it is within its power to deliver! But now, well, they are going to give us such a hoit! Kish mir en toches

  10. Boo
    Boo on June 8, 2015, 12:38 pm

    The last time I saw a punim that so clearly radiated the inner soul of the man was the last time I gazed on Nikita Krushchev.

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